About The Firm
TriALS understand that facing investigation or prosecution for criminal offences is stressful, the proceedings can often be complex and the results can be far reaching. It is therefore important that you seek professional help in defending yourself against any criminal allegation.
Our specialist team is here to help. We are able to represent anyone facing criminal charges brought by any one of the UK prosecuting authorities. We can be at your side providing our comprehensive range of legal support and services from the start of your case to its conclusion. Our team has been undertaking this work for more than 30 years and is proud of the strong reputation we have gained for defending service personnel and civilian clients.
Our services extend from the point when an allegation of criminality is first made to the point when the case concludes whether that be without charge following investigation or before the European Court of Human Rights. We are able to provide a cohesive seamless service throughout the entire process, providing access to experienced solicitors and barristers. This service can be provided on either a privately funded basis, or through the legal aid system for those who are eligible.
Issy Hogg – Director and Solicitor
Issy Hogg is a highly experienced criminal defence lawyer who specialises in military and civilian criminal law. In recent years she has represented clients in a large number of high profile courts-martial arising from incidents (including alleged war crimes) in Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany and the UK. Her wider criminal defence representation has spanned the full spectrum of alleged offences, from murder, rape and serious sexual assaults through death in the workplace and complex fraud to minor motoring violations. Issy is a Solicitor Advocate with rights of audience in the higher criminal courts.
Brian Craig – Director
Has 28 years of management experience in both the private and public sectors of which nearly 23 years have been spent in the legal arena. For 13 years he managed Tuckers Solicitors, one of the largest firms in the field of criminal defence.
Since then he has been self employed as a management consultant to a number of prominent London firms in the legal aid sector and also worked as Chief Executive of McCormacks Law for over 2 years.
He has a wealth of practical management experience and knowledge gained, not only from managing and advising law firms but also from his management role as Group Duty Solicitor Manager of the London Office of the Legal Aid Board prior to joining Tuckers. He has worked on various committees engaged in contract negotiations with the Legal Services Commission and Ministry of Justice and previous management role with the Legal Aid Board (Legal Aid Agency) where he was also involved in the development of Franchising including the auditing of legal aid firms.
During this time he has held the following positions:
- First Chairman of the Association of Major Criminal Law Firms (AMCLF)
- Member of the Law Society Representative Organisations Committee
- Member of the Law Society Criminal Contract Advisory Group
- Member of the Law Society Criminal Contract Negotiating Body
- Chairman of the Criminal ‘Pilot’ Contract negotiating body
- Member of the Legal Services Commission Duty Solicitor Committee (London)
- Chairman of the Legal Services Commission Duty Solicitor Committee (London)
TriALS is a trading name of 9 Jockeys Fields Ltd.
- Company number: 09027486
- SRA Number: 622470
- Vat Number : 224880894